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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A superb example of an American Pale Ale. The Cascade hop flavor just explodes in your mouth. Combined with the clean malt character and smooth finish, you are left utterly wanting another when your glass is empty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Clear copper coloured body with an orange highlight and a dense off-white head. Aroma of pure cascade hops with some malt, and a bit of a citrus twist. Medium-bodied; Nice lemoney flavour with some assertive hops. Aftertaste clean and fresh from the massive cascade hops. Almost an IPA, but a damn good refreshing APA! I got this twelve ounce bottle in a trade (Secret Santa) from bunkypop and sampled it on 26-May-2004.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4705) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Hazy orange-brown color. Massive foamy head. Resiny orange hop aroma, quite nice. Lemony, and a little thin bodied for the style. Fresh and zesty, but that’s all it really has going on. The malt profile is too thin to really accommodate or balance the hops. Grassy mouthfeel. A pretty awkward West Coast version of the style.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Very thin, disappointing palate. Light gold color, with a rocky head. Very thin beer. Some hop flavor, but this is very simple and there is not much too it. It lacks flavor and palate. Thanks to Skyview for letting me try it anyway.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Courtesy of Tytoanderso. Gold color with a large head. Aroma of pineapples?! Very vinous and bitter taste. Odd, and not quite my bag.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Thanks hellbilly. Poured a cloudy amber with a creamy white head. The nose was piney, citrusy, mildly sweet, nice balance between the hop and malt but subdued overall. The flavor is piney, mild sweetness from the malt, reasonable amount of bitterness, shows some age and oxidiation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Thanks to Ethan for sharing this one at Pre-Sex. Admittedly, this beer was up against a tremendous amount of competition. But it still came across as average in almost every way. Faint amber pour, with medium carbonation, medium hops, medium malts, and, well, just medium. Inoffensive but unmemorable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2003
This beer is a copper color with a thick cream to tan colored head. Fairly clear with a bit of chill haze when it first pours. Smells like American hops, an orange-marmalade / grapefruit aroma to it. Smells sweet from the hops as well. There is a full amount of hop flavor that seeps through as this beer passes through my mouth. Citrus flavors, lightly malty sweet, just wonderful. A fine example of a pale ale, which surpasses many of its more popular brethren pale ales. Finishes with a good hop bitterness. As the beer warms up a bit it becomes quite clear. This beer and the hops definitely remind me of orange-marmalade, yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Copper orange in color with a fluffy white head and a big pine hop nose. Nice balance of sweet malt backbone with lots of hops on top. I drank a ton of these pool side at my friend's place in Scottsdale. It is a very accessable APA and I really enjoyed it. Great with food or by itself.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sparky27. Pours a cloudy orange with a super thick, foamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasted malt, floral hops. Flavor of smoke, caramel malt, pale malts. An odd tasting beer, possibly infected. It was still drinkable though. 6/4/6/4/14 [3.4/5]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3363) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Big thanks to squidget for this one! Medium gold, creamy head, nice to look at. Bracing grapefruit nose. Initially this beer is all grapefruit, almost piercing in its purity. As it warms, biscuit malts emerge, followed by a gentler grapefruit flavor. Enjoyable lingering bitterness. Not your everyday run of the mill APA. Well done.


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